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Athletic training

Athletic Training is an allied health care profession recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA) that specializes in the prevention, evaluation, treatment, management and rehabilitation of athletic related injuries and illnesses.

The Certified Athletic Trainer (AT) is an allied health care professional that is certified by the Board of Certification, Inc.

Certified Athletic Trainers are also sometimes referred to as sports therapists or sports medicine practitioners and are the centerpiece of the sports medicine team.

They serve as a liaison to the athlete, coach, physician and other supplemental personnel providing care to athletes sustaining physical or emotional trauma.

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